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Main Title Perspective on Human Exposure to PCDDs (Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins) and PCDFs (dibenzofurans) Emitted From Municipal Waste Combustors.
Author Hattemer-Frey, H. A. ; Travis, C. C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Publisher 1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number CONF-890422-1; AC05-84OR21400;
Stock Number DE89008725
Additional Subjects Dioxin ; Furans ; Incinerators ; Man ; Air ; Ecological Concentration ; Environmental Exposure ; Environmental Exposure Pathway ; Fires ; Food Chains ; Industrial Plants ; Milk ; Municipal Wastes ; Paper Industry ; Public Health ; Risk Assessment ; Soils ; Vehicles ; ERDA/560300 ; ERDA/570000 ; Chlorinated hydrocarbons ; Air pollution effects(Human)
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NTIS  DE89008725 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/18/1989
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Abstract
This paper discusses the following key issues concerning human exposure to polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and dibenzofurans (PCDFs) emitted from modern municipal waste combustors (MWCs): (1) Are MWCs the major source of PCDD/PCDF input into the environment; (2) Are environmental concentrations around MWCs substantially elevated relative to background levels; and (3) Are MWCs the major source of human exposure to PCDDs and PCDFs. Current scientific evidence indicates that: (1) combustion sources in general (including steel mills, copper melting plants, motor vehicles, hospital incinerators, and MWCs) are major sources of PCDD/PCDF input in the environment; (2) environmental concentrations of PCDDs and PCDFs around operating MWCs are not substantially elevated; and (3) 99% of human exposure to PCDDs and PCDFs is from background environmental contamination, even for individuals living near a modern municipal waste combustor. 43 refs., 4 tabs.